Here are pics from the Dames At Dusk reading, May 3 at Kramerbooks in DC. 1st set: Right-left, top-bottom: Sara Jones (jazz singer), Sandra Parshall, Jen Conley, Me. 2nd set: Diane Vallere, Meg Opperman, Meriah Crawford, and Tara Laskowski!
I’m really looking forward to emceeing the Dames At Dusk reading rescheduled from March (because of the ice storms). Eight crime-writing women and one jazz singer at the historic Kramerbooks in Washington DC. This is the hilarious floating head promo designed by noirist Ed Aymar–he thought this thing up in the first place. (btw, Ed’s new book will be out June 13)
So this is happening tomorrow night, and there’s a real possibility of poor weather (ice and snow). There’s also the possibility that I’ll be the substitute emcee. I don’t think I’ve ever hosted on this scale before, so I’m pretty excited/freaked out. As you can see, there is real marquee talent on the bill, so I’m thrilled to participate along with my good pals, Tara Laskowski and Amber Sparks.
I’ll be reading from my forthcoming novel, The Juliet, due out from Pandamoon Publishing sometime this year (fingers crossed). Since the novel covers a timeline of about 100 years or so, I’ll read two snippets: one set in the winter of 1907 in New York and another set in 2005 Death Valley, during the great wildflower bloom.